A Snapchat Shot – Communication before Modern Technology
Visitors will have an opportunity to explore the many ways of communicating before mobile phones and the internet.
Visit the Royal Bull’s Head Inn at Drayton and view, discover and compare ways of communicating from the past to the present.
This historic landmark building restored to its late nineteenth century glory as a wayside inn beloved by locals and travellers alike. Multiple outbuildings, furniture, artefacts and original garden layouts have been conserved to share with visitors young and not-so-young. Each item has its own story to tell.
Established in 1847 by ex-convict William Horton, the first timber slab Bull’s Head Inn was constructed to offer lodgings, stables for animals, host events such as auctions and other social occasions, in addition to maintaining a solid bar trade. It helped that Drayton was a key stopping point between Moreton Bay and the Darling Downs. Even though Toowoomba had been established in the early 1850s, Horton extended the Bull’s Head Inn in 1859 by constructing what we see today, a then luxurious two-storey hotel that even included a bathroom! Following an 1860 visit by Governor Bowen, it became the Royal Bull’s Head Inn.